RURAL REFLECTIONS The harvest in four acts
I am writing specifically about the sugar beet harvest today however
it could certainly pertain to any harvest.
Act I Common Courtesy
Everything means more at harvest time. People are cold, short on... Posted on 10/20/12 at 6:08 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER National AFL-CIO promises to pressure American Crystal Sugar
The 12 million member AFL-CIO labor federation is putting its muscle, and money, into the nearly year-long American Crystal Sugar Co. lockout.
We will escalate this campaign for fairness and justic... Posted on 7/25/12 at 7:20 PM
THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Mathern proposes lockout legislation
BISMARCK--Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, wants to see state legislators approve a bill that would allow workers in a lockout situation to be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits.
Mathern sent an e... Posted on 10/28/11 at 9:53 AM
FARGO — For nearly 11 months, they picketed in sub-zero temperatures, marched on company headquarters, prayed with religious leaders and traveled 200 miles on a hay wagon. Now, the locked-out union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. will decide whether they're tired of walking and talking.
Official says tactic a response to lockout by management
GRAND FORKS - The Bakery Worker’s union now will lobby against the sugar program in Congress, according to a union official, breaking a long tradition of fighting for the program with farmers and American Crystal Sugar Co.
Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald
, February 02, 2012
Moorhead man faces felony after American Crystal replacement worker’s car keyed
MOORHEAD – A locked-out American Crystal Sugar worker faces charges after allegedly scratching a replacement worker’s car last month.
As lockout drags on, some question whether American Crystal more concerned with bottom line than community ideals of a co-op
MOORHEAD - As the lockout of 1,300 union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. stretches into a sixth month, a question is getting asked:
Is the cooperative formed by area farmers in 1973 more concerned with the financial bottom line than it is with the community-based ideals co-ops traditionally aspire to?
Past values stand, but tax bill to drop
MOORHEAD – Settling a long-standing dispute that put hundreds of thousands of annual tax dollars on the line, a deal has been reached on the value of American Crystal Sugar property in Clay County.
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